Christian Missions

A Church exists through missions as a fire exists through burning. First Baptist is a Great Commission Church. We believe in, praying for, giving to, and serving in missions. Our mission involvement is listed below. Whether local, national, or around the world our members participate. 

  • Mission Offerings – The Great Commission gives our marching orders therefore we give of our monies. We give offerings to Baptist international mission causes. You may give to either the Lottie Moon Offering of the Southern Baptists or the Global Mission Offering of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Both are Great Commission Baptist sending agencies. You may also give to the Home Mission Offering through either agency. Additional mission offerings are given to our Tennessee Baptist Convention and the Nashville Baptist Association.
  • Local Missions:
  •  First Baptist maintains a Medical Closet to provide durable medical equipment at no cost to anyone in the community who has a need.
  •  The church partners with Habitat for Humanity to buildind houses in our community and supports Habitat thru the church budget.
  •   First Baptist works with Graceworks and Fairvew Community Resource Coalition ( The View)
  • to help with benevolence needs in our community. Both Graceworks and The View are supported thru the church budget.  
  •   First Baptist houses a  chapter of Becca’s Closet which provides free prom dresses to girls with financial need. Volunteers schedule appointments and help girls choose a dress.
  • Operation Christmas Child swings into action early in the fall. First Baptist has served as a Relay Collection Center for Samaritan's Purse for the past six years. in 2019 the center received 1,224 boxes with 370 of them from First Baptist. OCC is collected locally, but reaches children around the world. 
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  • Individual Missions –Members of First Baptist volunteer in ministries such as Graceworks, Meals on Wheels delivery and other community ministries. FBC encourages and supports adult, college students and youth who participate in short term mission trips thru various sending agencies. 
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  • Woman’s Missionary Union
    • Mission Friends is for preschoolers ages birth through kindergarten. They meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. The primary objective of Mission Friends is to provide a strong foundation for preschoolers in a Christian and Missions lifestyle. The classes provide developmentally appropriate missions learning experiences to help preschoolers become aware of God’s love and understand ways they can help others know about this good news!
    • Girls in Action (GAs) is a comprehensive missions education program for girls in grades 1-6. It is offered on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Through participation in GA, girls grow in their knowledge, understanding and application of the Bible. They also learn from the example of missionaries and hand-on-mission action what it means to actively engage in ministering to others with the compassion of Christ.
    • Royal Ambassadors (RAs) is Bible centered mission education for boys in grades 1-6. The groups, led by men of the church, meet on Wednesday at 6:30 PM. The RA Motto “We are Ambassadors for Christ” not only gives the organization its name, but also gives the boys and leaders a lifestyle goal. RAs participate in hand-on-mission activities, camping trips and other activities such as line glider and derby car races.